that was the verdict on my computer which is now, happily, back on line and back in business. It could have been much worse. I did not lose any documents (thank the gods), or pics, or music (and really what else is there?). I did lose all my emails, including a number of npr songs of the day, a few of which I've found but most of which are, no doubt, lost forever - unless my cluttered brain can find and spit them out. But I'm back, and I have lots more to say.
But I think I'll save it for the morning and after coffee :)